Lodge 1351 member Lois Epps-Medley of Chesapeake, Virginia, is one of the winners of a Union Plus scholarship this year. She has been a TCU member for more than 26 years, spending 18 of them as a tower operator with Amtrak. Though no longer employed there, she has maintained her membership. And she is back
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Settlement Reached at Disney World June 6, 2007 —Members of the Service Trades Council at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, finalized a three-year contract Wednesday, June 6, 2007. The contract includes pay hikes of 4-5 percent annually and improves pensions. It runs through October 2, 2010. The Council includes TCU members of District 1908, as well
New Assistant International Rep Starts Building Skills at Week-long Briefwriter’s Seminar Dave Cullinan, the newly-appointed Assistant International Representative for Unit 46, spent the week of July 13 at TCU headquarters in Rockville honing his skills in membership representation. Seen above in the center, he studied with Industry Relations Executive Director Debbie Horrell and IR Director Darwin Kubasiewicz.
Members met in June to review local issues and start register to vote drive. Here are some members seen at the meeting.
William Robert Godwin, known throughout his 89 years as Bob, died on March 9, 2006 at his home in Ogden, Utah. He was a member of the union at the time of his death, with 65 years of membership since signing on in 1941. Underscoring his years of support for the union, his wife, Jack,
At its second quadrennial convention this June 22-23 in San Antonio, Texas, BNSF Joint Protective Board 50 held its election of officers. Elected General Chairman is Danny Lancaster and General Secretary Treasurer/Vice General Chairman is Randy Bower. Also serving now as Vice General Chairmen are Stanley Berlowitz and Don Hughs. Six were elected to the Executive Committee:
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Michael J. Peluso, now in his senior year at Columbia University, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Union Plus program. Michael is the son of Long Island Rail Road Lodge 643 member Joseph Peluso of Floral Park, New York. In addition to demonstrating academic ability, applicants are required to submit essays outlining their
After 33 years, Local 1315 Chairman Ray Huffer retired December 31. Signing on in 1971, he had served as Local Chairman since 1996. The local represents some 750 members at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority. In his years of leadership and activism, Huffer served as chief negotiator in several contracts, winning key improvements in